VOICE Magazine: January 7, 2022

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Art

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Violin Superstar

Juxtaposed at Sullivan Goss, review by Josef Woodard

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Akiko Meyers

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A new restaurant offering Middle Eastern Food is open at La Cumbre Plaza

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In This Issue

Cover Photo by David Zentz

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Jordanian Delights

Testing

Community News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 10, 11, 14 Josef Woodard: Sounds About Town. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Fandango Picante

Conversation

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Nir Kabaretti, conductor Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Sigrid Toye: Harbor Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 John Palminteri’s Community Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Calendar..7-10* Cinema

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Twisted Memory, by Chris Seaton

Harlan Green: Economic Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Community Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

Abstract Art Collective is celebrating ten years with an exhibition at Grayspace

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The Verve & Vigor of a Violin Virtuoso By Renee Cooper / Santa Barbara Symphony

Fandango Picante

is a highly-anticipated concert. Performances are scheduled for Saturday, January 15th at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 16th at 3pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Granada Theatre box office at 805-899-2222. To order online, scan this QR code or go to:

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ORLD-RENOWNED VIOLINIST with local ties to Santa Barbara, Anne Akiko Meyers returns to the Santa Barbara Symphony to ignite the stage with Fandango, a new piece written specifically for her by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, which recently made its world premiere with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Akiko Meyers is a trailblazing violinist whose exquisite artistry has enraptured musicians, audiences, and critics for decades. Regularly performing on the world’s leading stages, she is celebrated by many of today’s most important composers, who have written and dedicated significant works to her. Akiko Meyers has made close to 40 recordings, many of them debuting at #1 on the Billboard charts and becoming staples of classical music radio stations and streaming platforms. Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with Anne to discuss her career, artistic process, and what it’s like

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Anne Akiko Meyers Prepares for Fandango Picante Performance

Violin Superstar Anne Akiko Meyers

working with Arturo Márquez, whose compositions Fandango Violin Concerto and Danzón No. 2 will be featured in The Santa Barbara Symphony’s upcoming Fandango Picante concert at The Granada Theatre. Here’s what she had to say. Q. Arturo Márquez’s Fandango is a new work composed just for you. To what degree was the work collaborative, and in what ways did the two of you work together? Anne Akiko Meyers: In 2018, I approached Arturo Márquez to write a new violin concerto with mariachi traditions which intrigued him, as his father was a mariachi violinist. Before the world premiere at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2021, I Zoomplayed the concerto for him and there were some notes and technical alterations based on playability and overall sound. What is printed on the page and how it actually sounds are two very different concepts that get fine-tuned along the way. I love

giving composers the freedom to write their unique stories into the fabric of the music, and our collaboration is most significant after the music takes shape. Q. How does a soloist go about preparing a brand new work? Is it any different than preparing an established piece from the canon? Akiko Meyers: It’s a massive undertaking, involving more preparation than an established concerto. The core working process is the same — I need to understand the architecture, inner structure, technical analysis, and, finally the song within the many notes, but, there are many more layers. It’s akin to giving birth and the desire to do everything to help nurture and protect the creative process. Once the music is born, the dream is that it connects to audiences and finds its way into the repertoire, something exceedingly rare, but, in my opinion, likely for the Márquez.

Q. Do you have a dream project that you have always wanted to do? Akiko Meyers: Fandango is a huge dream project! I feel so fortunate that I have had many amazing collaborations with renowned composers including Arturo Márquez, John Corigliano, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Morten Lauridsen, Arvo Pärt, Michael Daugherty, Mason Bates, and Adam Schoenberg, to name a few. I am in complete awe of their creative powers and they inspire me to keep stretching my mind and help me dream of many more collaborations. Q. What’s next, tell us about some upcoming concerts and recordings. Akiko Meyers: I am really looking forward to performing O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, with the LA Master Chorale, honoring Music Director Grant Gershon’s 20 years at Disney Hall this Spring. Grant was actually my first pianist at the start of my career!

This May, I will release a new album with guitarist Jason Vieaux and pianist Fabio Bidini featuring a collection of works and premieres by Duke Ellington, Elvis, Piazzolla, Morten Lauridsen, to name a few, on Avie Records, titled Shining Night. n


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Mr. B Restaurant & Cafe

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IGNATURE SPICY POTATOES, FRESH FALAFEL, SHAWARMA, AND MORE MAKE UP THE MOUTHWATERING MENU served at Mr. B Restaurant & Cafe. Located in La Cumbre Plaza, this new hot spot offers locals the chance to taste dishes brimming with bold flavors created by “Mr. B’s” original recipes and spices sourced from Jordan. Customers are left with a dining experience that creatively captures and expands upon the flavors of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. “In Jordan particularly there’s a lot of really good food, and I want people to taste it here,” explained owner Baha Shehab. “I try to keep everything here original, and the way it is back home.” Ever focused on his dishes’ flavor and quality, Shehab experienced his first taste of the restaurant industry through his father, who owned a Baha Shehab, “Mr. B” restaurant in Jordan. When Shehab moved to California, he decided to share his passion for food with downtown Los Angeles, operating his own Middle Eastern restaurant there for some time. Now, after five years of owning La Cumbre Plaza’s Go! Calendars, Toys & Games store, he has opened his first Santa Barbara restaurant, presenting a selection of healthy Middle Eastern dishes for locals’ enjoyment. He launched Mr. B Restaurant & Cafe at the former location of La Cumbre Plaza’s Pizza Mizza restaurant in an effort to revitalize the space for the community. “I’ve always walked by this area and I looked at this restaurant when it was closed, and I always felt bad because I kind of love the plaza, I love Santa Barbara, and I love the people of Santa Barbara,” said Shehab. “I wanted to see life again in here.”

Inside, customers are greeted by a sleek, welcoming interior that Shehab completely redesigned himself. Greetings in different languages adorn the walls in order to indicate that all individuals are welcome. Shehab also created each of the recipes featured on the menu, being attentive to promoting flavor and healthy choices. He mixes about 13 to 14 different spices for each shawarma dish, with the majority of the restaurant’s spices coming directly from Jordan. To preserve taste, the restaurant marinates beef a night before it is cooked, with only halal meat being used. The restaurant also aims to use locally-sourced ingredients when possible, and does not use hydrogenated oils. “I make the food for the customers like I make it for myself, literally,” explained Shehab. Currently, Mr. B Restaurant & Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, including freshly made baba ganouj, tabouleh,

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Bringing the Flavors of Jordan to La Cumbre Plaza

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zaatar, hummus, and more. There are also a host of beef and chicken shawarma sandwiches, tacos, and burgers, which provide a delightful fusion of Middle Eastern and other types of cuisines. The restaurant also serves a number of dessert treats, including baklava, kunafeh, and basbosa. Another sweet highlight is the restaurant’s special juice beverages, which are each made solely of fresh fruits such as oranges, pineapple, mangos, apples, mixed berries, and more. Virgin mojitos and coffee drinks, including Turkish coffee, complete the menu. To truly ensure Mr. B Restaurant & Cafe is a gathering place for locals, customers who can provide evidence they live in Santa Barbara will receive a ten percent discount. The restaurant is also currently hiring for all positions, with Shehab ultimately hoping to open a second location in the Pacific View Mall in Ventura as well. Mr. B is located at 140 S Hope Ave #A102 in La Cumbre Plaza • Open daily 10am to 8pm • www.instagram.com/mrbrestaurant

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Local COVID Landscape

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“We need a layered approach of protective measures to reduce transmission and severe illness. In addition to vaccination including the booster, wearing a well-fitted mask in public indoor spaces does give additional

Stearns Wharf Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Monthly “Wharf Wednesdays”

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Testing line at Earl Warren Showgrounds where testing is available seven days a week.

protection to the wearer and limits transmission of COVID to others,” Ansorg added. “We are asking everyone to help reduce unnecessary illness and suffering by following this health order.” Over the last two years, COVID testing has evolved along with community need, test availability, and development. In December, several testing locations in Santa Barbara County closed, such as at the Goleta Valley Community Center, but others are slated to remain open at least until the end of March, depending on need, according to SBC Public Health Department. Locally that includes a mini-bus at Direct Relief at 6100 Wallace Becknell Rd and a Testing Trailer in Santa Barbara at 267 Camino del Remedio.

Individual institutions also set up testing clinics and contract with organizations such as Aptitude Medical Systems at Earl Warren. To find a location and or to schedule a testing appointment, visit https://publichealthsbc.org/testing/ “The testing landscape has changed significantly since the beginning of the pandemic,” shared Van Do-Reynoso, Director for the County Public Health Department. “We will remain responsive to the needs of our community and encourage anyone who needs to be tested to do so at County testing sites, pharmacies, or with their healthcare provider.” To find a walk-in vaccination clinic, visit https://myturn.ca.gov/clinic.html

Santa Barbara and Santa Maria Residents Receive Higher Passive Income

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S POST HOLIDAY BUSINESS AND ACTIVITIES RETURN, it won’t be business as usual. Thanks to the Omicron variant, places of business, schools (elementary up through college, and on into continuing education), and of course live performance venues are all reevaluating their safety protocols. Universities and colleges were some of the first to announce new plans. Start dates for the spring term have been moved back at both UCSB and Santa Barbara City College. At SBCC, this will allow for the implementation of new testing protocols – for everyone – vaccinated or not, symptom free or not. “We are heading into the winter season facing a very different virus compared to last year. Already Omicron makes up over 60 percent of new infections in Santa Barbara County,” shared Dr. Henning Ansorg, County Health Officer in a release. As well, on January 3rd, Cottage Hospital updated their visitor policy one more time due to COVID. Since two weeks ago’s eight patients hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID, the numbers jumped to 23 including one patient in critical care, according to the press release. In response, to protect patients and staff, no visitors will be allowed for most patients. The re-emergence of testing to combat the spread of the disease was addressed

by President Joe Biden when last month he promised 500 million free at home test kits. Those kits are beginning to arrive, but are still in short supply. Some of the institutions that require “official” test results are turning to testing companies to meet the logistics now that in some cases, everyone, vaccinated or not, will be required to be tested. Locally, one of the sites for tests, Aptitude Medical Systems, is located at Earl Warren Showgrounds (3400 Calle Real) where a queue forms as people wait for their turn. The Showgrounds is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. This company uploads all results to a software site, Cleared4, that is working with organizations nationwide, including SBCC․ Cleared4 also keeps track of vaccination status, test results, photo IDs, and symptom survey results, making checking into in-person venues a little easier. Some institutions are also regulating type of masks worn. Santa Barbara County Public Health Department updated their order extending the requirement for face coverings in indoor public settings to March 1st.

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ELEBRATED FOR ITS BEAUTY, FUN ATTRACTIONS, AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE, Stearns Wharf remains one of Santa Barbara’s most loved landmarks. Now, locals and visitors alike are invited to enjoy Wharf Wednesdays in honoring this iconic structure’s 150th anniversary throughout 2022. Held on the first Wednesday of each month, participating wharf merchants will offer special deals, insight into Stearns Wharf ’s history, family-friendly activities, and more. “Over the years, Stearns Wharf has been battered by storms, scorched by fires, even damaged by a water spout, but through it all, it has persevered because it offers something no other place in town can match — perspective,” reads Stearns Wharf ’s announcement. A special 150th Anniversary Celebration, including fireworks, will be held this October. To learn more visit www.stearnswharf.org

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ASSIVE INCOME IN SANTA BARBARA AND THE SANTA MARIA AREA is the second highest in the nation for midsize cities, with a median of $10,000 per year, with the national median set at $4,200, according to US Census data. In the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria area, 26.8 percent of households earn passive income from interest, dividends, and/or net rental income. The median passive income earned in the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area is $10,000 per year, compared to $4,200 at the national level. About 20 percent of American households earn passive income, according to the National Chamber of Commerce. Disparities in passive income by race and ethnicity contribute to overall wealth disparities. Approximately 25 percent of non-Hispanic White households have passive income compared to just seven percent of Hispanic households and six percent of Black households. A table with data on more than 250 metros and all 50 states has been compiled by the National Chamber of Commerce at:

https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/cities-whose-residents-make-the-most-passive-income/

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BSTRUCTING MILITARY READINESS, more than 30,000 soldiers have defied orders to vaccinate and now face discharge during the nation’s worst pandemic. At the same time, a Texas judge granted a temporary injunction for 35 Navy sailors on January 4th, following Department of Defense orders issued in August. “It is a lawful order,” according to Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby, in an official statement. “It is a valid military requirement to get the vaccine. And it does apply, as we’ve said before, to members of the National Guard.” Without an approved exemption, National Guardsmen who refuse to get the shots also face repercussions. “This includes loss of pay or the loss of the ability to train. Those who persist in failing to obey a lawful order face discharge,” continued Kirby. Air National Guard personnel have until the end of the year to get the vaccinations. Army Guardsmen have until June 2022.


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STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • MacKenzie Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/7.

Actividades al aire libre e historia • Biblioteca pública SB • Parque MacKenzie • Gratis • 10am12pm viernes, 1/7.

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Outdoor activities and story • SB Public Library • MacKenzie Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/7.

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Online staged readings of four new, bold plays • UCSB Department of Theater & Dance • Free • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 4pm & 8pm Fr, 1/7, and 1pm & 5pm Sa, 1/8.

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SBIFF Announces Film Festival COVID-19 Protocol Determined to provide a safe experience for all film lovers, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced that all festival attendees, volunteers, and staff members will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receiving a booster shot if eligible. Individuals picking up their festival passes must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours, and face masks must be worn while attending film screenings, events, and while standing in line. Select events will also ask for attendees to take an additional negative COVID-19 test Opening night festivities at the 2018 SB International Film Festival beforehand, and theatres will be open with limited capacity. These protocols are subject to change leading up to the festival. To stay up to date with the latest SBIFF information visit www.sbiff.org Photo by Priscilla, www.santabarbaraseen.com

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SBIFF Anuncia el Protocolo COVID-19 del Festival de Cine Decidido a brindar una experiencia segura para todos los amantes del cine, el Festival Internacional de Cine de Santa Bárbara ha anunciado que todos los asistentes al festival, voluntarios y miembros del personal deberán proporcionar prueba de estar completamente vacunados contra COVID-19, incluido la vacuna de refuerzo si es elegible. Las personas que recojan sus pases del festival deben proporcionar una prueba de PCR COVID-19 negativa tomada dentro de las 48 horas, y deben usar cubrebocas mientras asisten a proyecciones de películas, eventos y mientras hacen fila. En eventos seleccionados también se solicitará a los asistentes que realicen una prueba COVID-19 negativa adicional de antemano, y los cines estarán abiertos con capacidad limitada. Estos protocolos están sujetos a cambios previos al festival. Para mantenerte actualizado con la información más reciente del SBIFF, visita www.sbiff.org

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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone CONTINUES / CONTINÚA Actividades en persona línea para todos Santa Barbara Dancey en Theater Capturing the creative power of dance as an art form, Santa Barbara Dance Theater invites the community to join in celebrating its 45th anniversary season at Center Stage Theater next weekend. With performances taking place at 7:30pm Thursday, January 13th through the 15th, and at 2pm, Sunday January 16th, this year’s dancers includes both local and international talent guided by Artistic Director Brandon Whited. For tickets ($13-19) visit www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

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ROSE PRUNING DAY, MISSION ROSE GARDEN Help tend to this well-loved garden • City of SB Parks & Rec • A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, 420 Plaza Rubio • https://tinyurl.com/5f4mvby2 • 9am-1pm Sa, 1/8.

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Teatro de Danza de Santa Bárbara Capturando el poder creativo de la danza como una forma de arte, Santa Barbara Dance Theatre invita a la comunidad a unirse a la celebración de su temporada del 45 aniversario en el Center Stage Theatre el próximo fin de semana. Con presentaciones que tendrán lugar a las 7:30pm del jueves, 13 al 15 de enero y a las 2pm el domingo 16 de enero, los bailarines de este año incluyen talentos locales e internacionales guiados por el director artístico Brandon Whited. Para boletos ($13-19) visita www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

FESTIVAL DE LA SERIE DE LECTURA BIPOC Lecturas escénicas en línea de cuatro obras nuevas y atrevidas • Departamento de Teatro y Danza de UCSB • Gratis • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 4pm y 8pm viernes, 1/7 y 1pm y 5pm sábado, 1/8.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

LIBRARY ON THE GO

Visit the library’s van • SB Public Library • MacKenzie Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/7.

BIBLIOTECA SOBRE LA MARCHA

Visita la camioneta de la biblioteca • SB Public Library • MacKenzie Park • Gratis • 10am-12pm viernes, 1/7.

Saturday • sábado 1.8.22 LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

SELF-CARE BEYOND BUBBLE BATHS

Online workshop on emotional eating and weight loss • The Journey to Wellness Workshops • $79 • www.thejourneytowellnessworkshops.com • 10am-12pm Sa, 1/8.

CUIDADO PERSONAL MÁS ALLÁ DE LOS BAÑOS DE BURBUJAS Taller en línea sobre alimentación emocional y pérdida de peso • The Journey to Wellness Workshops• $79 • www.thejourneytowellnessworkshops.com • 10am-12pm sábado, 1/8.

TEEN ANIME & MANGA CLUB

CAFÉ Y CLÁSICOS

Socialize over anime and manga • Eastside Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Wing • Free • 1:30-3:30pm Sa, 1/8.

CLUB DE MANGA Y ANIME PARA ADOLESCENTES

Socializa con anime y manga • Biblioteca del lado este, ala de Martin Luther King, Jr. • Gratis • 1:30-3:30pm sábado, 1/8.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

CENTRAL COAST RECORDER SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING

Play with community members • Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Way, Goleta • Free members and new visitors, $10 nonmembers • www.centralcoastrecorders.org • 1-4pm Sa, 1/8.

REUNIÓN MENSUAL DE LA SOCIEDAD DE REGISTRADORES DE LA COSTA CENTRAL

Juega con miembros de la comunidad • Goleta Presbyterian Church, 6067 Shirrell Way, Goleta • Miembros y nuevos visitantes gratis, $10 no miembros • www.centralcoastrecorders.org • 1-4pm sábado, 1/8.

TRIBUTE TO THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL

Elvis tribute by Raymond Michael • Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria • $35-50 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm Sa, 1/8.

HOMENAJE AL REY DEL ROCK & ROLL Homenaje a Elvis por Raymond Michael • Teatro Alcazar, Carpinteria • $35-50 • www.thealcazar.org • 7pm sábado, 1/8.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

COFFEE & CLASSICS

Admire and learn about vintage cars • The Community Hot Rod Project Inc. • South Coast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd • Free • www.thecommunityhotrodproject.com • 8-10am 2nd & 4th Saturdays.

Ayuda a cuidar este jardín tan querido • City of SB Parks & Rec • A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, 420 Plaza Rubio • https://tinyurl.com/5f4mvby2 • 9am-1pm sábado, 1/8.

MARINE ANIMAL CARE AND CUTLER’S ARTISAN SPIRITS

Talk by Lead Aquarist Nora Frank, M.S. and spirits tasting • SB Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Auditorium • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/253syps6 • 3:30pm Sa, 1/8.

CUIDADO DE LOS ANIMALES MARINOS Y BEBIDAS ESPIRITUOSAS ARTESANALES DE CUTLER

Charla de la acuarista principal Nora Frank, M.S. y degustación de licores • Museo de Historia Natural SB, Auditorio Fleischmann • $50 • https://tinyurl.com/253syps6 • 3:30pm sábado, 1/8.

Sunday • domingo 1.9.22 MUSIC | MÚSICA

SB JAZZ SOCIETY FEATURING DAVE TULL TRIO

Jazz concert • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $10-35 • 1-4pm Su, 1/9.

PRESENTACIÓN DE SB JAZZ SOCIETY DAVE TULL TRIO

Concierto de jazz • Restaurante SOhO y club de música • $10-35 • 1-4pm domingo, 1/9.

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PLANT TALK

Learn about drought-tolerant plants • SB Botanic Garden • Free with admission • 12pm Su.

CHARLA DE PLANTAS

Aprende sobre plantas tolerantes a la sequía • SB Botanic Garden • Gratis con entrada • 12pm domingo.

SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS

Professor Julie Ann Brown tours you through Downtown Santa Barbara sharing the stories of local resident ghosts • $35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

A Community Conversation with an Icon: How Can America Change? As an activist, writer, educator, and cultural icon Angela Davis has been at the forefront of social justice movements for decades. Now, Fielding Graduate University in partnership with Healing Justice SB and the Fund for SB will host this living legend at A Community Conversation with an Icon: How Can America Change?, Angela Davis held at the Hilton SB Beachfront Resort at 6pm, Friday, January 14th. This event will also be livestreamed online at https://tinyurl.com/3k4wts7b Visit https://tinyurl.com/mryhr3nm to RSVP for in-person attendance (free).

Una conversación comunitaria con un ícono: ¿Cómo puede cambiar Estados Unidos? Como activista, escritora, educadora e ícono cultural, Angela Davis ha estado a la vanguardia de los movimientos de justicia social durante décadas. Ahora, Fielding Graduate University en asociación con Healing Justice SB y Fund for SB presentará esta leyenda viviente en Una conversación comunitaria con un ícono: ¿Cómo puede cambiar Estados Unidos?, que se llevará a cabo en el Hilton SB Beachfront Resort a las 6pm, el viernes, 14 de enero. Este evento también se transmitirá en vivo y en línea en https://tinyurl.com/3k4wts7b Visita https://tinyurl.com/mryhr3nm para confirmar tu asistencia en persona (gratis).

PFLAG JANUARY VIRTUAL MEETING

Topic: LGBTQ+ Folks, Families and Faith: The Journey to Acceptance • PFLAG • Free • Email pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com • 7pm Mo, 1/10.

REUNIÓN VIRTUAL DE ENERO DE PFLAG

Tema: Personas, familias y fe LGBTQ+: El viaje hacia la aceptación • PFLAG • Gratis • Correo electrónico pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com • 7pm lunes, 1/10.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

HIKE THE ARROYO HONDO PRESERVE

Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 to 3pm and the first & third weekends, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 3pm. Free • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

1.10.22

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

INTRO TO PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND ECOSYSTEMS

6-week course on local plants • Artemisia Academy • Varying in-person and online meetings • $600 • https://tinyurl.com/yc4csshn • 9am-1pm in-person, 5-6pm online, Tu, 1/11-2/15.

Help shape Library events, programs, and collections • Eastside Library • Free • 4-5pm Tu.

JUNTA ASESORA DE ADOLESCENTES

Ayuda a dar forma a los eventos, programas y colecciones de la biblioteca • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • martes de 4-5pm.

FISHES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OIL & GAS PLATFORMS

Presentación virtual de Milton Love, Ph.D. • SB Museo de Historia Natural • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/2p82p5a9 • 6:30pm lunes, 1/10.

Tuesday • martes 1.11.22

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PECES DE LAS PLATAFORMAS DE PETRÓLEO Y GAS DEL SUR DE CALIFORNIA

los lunes y miércoles de 12:30 a 3pm y el primer y tercer fin de semana del mes, sábados y domingos de 10am a 12:30pm y de 12:30pm a 3pm. La visita es gratuita • https://tinyurl.com/ya3pgxge

Curso de 6 semanas sobre plantas locales • Artemisia Academy • Varias reuniones en persona y en línea • $ 600 • https://tinyurl.com/yc4csshn • 9am-1pm en persona, 5-6pm en línea, martes, 1/11-2/15.

La profesora Julie Ann Brown recorre el centro de Santa Bárbara compartiendo las historias de los fantasmas residentes locales • $ 35-$150 • www.sbghosttour.com

Virtual presentation by Milton Love, Ph.D. • SB Museum of Natural History • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p82p5a9 • 6:30pm Mo, 1/10.

CAMINA EN LA RESERVA ARROYO HONDO

INTRODUCCIÓN A LA IDENTIFICACIÓN DE PLANTAS Y LOS ECOSISTEMAS

SANTA BARBARA GHOST TOURS

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VIRTUAL SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP - INTERMEDIATE

Practice Spanish language in a natural way • SB Public Library • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm Tu.


GRUPO VIRTUAL DE CONVERSACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL – INTERMEDIO

Practica el idioma español de forma natural • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm martes.

AHA! FOR TEENS AFTER-SCHOOL SPRING GROUPS ENROLLMENT MEETINGS Learn more about AHA! programming • 1207 De La Vina St. Suite A • Free • Contact Enrollment Coordinator Perla Sandoval perla.ahasb@gmail.com • 5-6pm Tu, 1/11 & 1/18, 5:30-6:30pm Th, 1/13 & 1/20.

¡AHA! PARA ADOLESCENTES REUNIONES DE INSCRIPCIÓN DE GRUPOS DE PRIMAVERA DESPUÉS DE LA ESCUELA

Aprende más sobre la programaciónde AHA! • Calle De La Vina 1207 Suite A • Gratis • Comunícate con la Coordinadora de Inscripciones Perla Sandoval: perla.ahasb@gmail.com • 5-6pm martes, 1/11 y 1/18, 5:30-6:30pm jueves, 1/13 & 1/20.

VIRTUAL FICTION BOOK CLUB

Discuss The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles • SB Public Library • Free • https://tinyurl.com/bdd3sspf • 5:30pm Tu, 1/11.

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PROUD YOUTH OF COLOR

Group for LGBTQ+ youth of color • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm We.

ORGULLOSO JUVENTUD DE COLOR

Grupo para jóvenes de color LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm miércoles.

THE SB PUBLIC LIBRARY VIRTUAL ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP

For all English language learners • Free • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm We.

GRUPO DE CONVERSACIÓN VIRTUAL EN INGLÉS DE LA BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE SB

Para todos los estudiantes del idioma inglés • Gratis • www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/default.asp • 4:30-5:30pm los miércoles.

LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS

CLUB DE LECTURA DE FICCIÓN VIRTUAL

A French conversation group, all levels welcome • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • Free • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • 5-7pm We.

MUSIC | MÚSICA

Un grupo de conversación en francés, todos los niveles son bienvenidos • Arnoldi’s Cafe, 600 Olive St., SB • http://sbfrenchgroup.yolasite.com • Gratis • 5-7pm miércoles.

Discute sobre The Paris Library por Janet Skeslien Charles • Biblioteca pública SB • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/bdd3sspf • 5:30pm martes, 1/11.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Performing music of Tchaikovsky, Elgar, and more • CAMA • Granada Theatre • $36-116 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Tu, 1/11.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Interpretación de música de Tchaikovsky, Elgar y más • CAMA • Teatro Granada • $36-116 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm martes, 1/11.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

HEAD GAMES TRIVIA NIGHT

Weekly trivia for prizes • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, 137 Anacapa St F, SB • Free • 7pm Tu.

NOCHE DE TRIVIA DE JUEGOS MENTALES Trivia semanal para premios • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, 137 Anacapa St F, SB • Gratis • 7pm martes.

Wednesday • miércoles 1.12.22

EL CÍRCULO FRANCÉS

MUSIC | MÚSICA

SB TREBLE CLEF WOMEN’S CHORUS

Sing with others, no audition needed • Vista del Monte Patio Room, 3775 Modoc Rd. • Free • https://tinyurl.com/4ns8nzvu • 6:30pm We.

CORO FEMENINO DE SB TREBLE CLEF

Canta con otros, no se necesita una audición • Salón del Patio de Vista del Monte, 3775 Modoc Rd. • Gratis • https://tinyurl.com/4ns8nzvu • 6:30pm miércoles.

BAKERS DOZEN OF YALE

A Cappella singers from Yale University • SOhO Restuarant & Music Club • $15 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm We, 1/12.

DOCENA DE PANADERAS DE YALE

Cantantes A Cappella de la Universidad de Yale • SOhO Restaurant & Music Club • $ 15 • www.sohosb.com • 7pm miércoles, 1/12.

CHILDREN | NIÑOS

For toddlers aged 14 months to 3 years • SB Public Library • Alameda Park • Free • 10:1510:45am We, 1/12.

Support your baby’s pre-literacy skills • SB Public Library • Alameda Park • Free • 1111:30am We, 1/12.

STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE

Historia y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública SB • Parque Manning inferior • Gratis • 2-3:30pm miércoles, 1/12.

MICRÓFONO ABIERTO - COMEDIA STAND-UP Los comediantes locales • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm miércoles.

Thursday • jueves 1.13.22 CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STAY AND PLAY

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Harding University Partnership School • Free • 8:45-9:45am Th, 1/13.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca pública SB • Harding University Partnership School • Gratis • 8:45-9:45am jueves, 1/13.

STAY AND PLAY

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Carpinteria Children’s Project • Free • 11am12pm Th, 1/13.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca Pública de SB • Carpinteria Children’s Project • Gratis • 11am-12pm jueves, 1/13.

DANCE | BAILE

2022 SANTA BARBARA DANCE THEATER

Performances by local and international professional dancers • UCSB Department of Theater/Dance • Center Stage Theater • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm Th, 1/131/15, 2pm Su, 1/16.

2022 TEATRO DE DANZA DE SANTA BÁRBARA

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Jana McIntyre as Semele

Opera SB Presents: Semele What happens when Greek gods cross paths in “Roaring” 1920’s society? In an imaginative adaptation of Handel’s iconic comedy, Opera Santa Barbara will present Semele at 7:30pm Friday, January 14th, and 2:30pm Sunday, January 16th, at the Lobero Theatre. Starring Santa Barbara-born Jana McIntyre and directed by Sara E. Widzer, this delightful performance breathes new life into a classic favorite. For tickets ($99-159) visit www.lobero.org

Opera SB presenta: Semele

¿Qué sucede cuando los dioses griegos se cruzan en la sociedad “rugiente” de los años 20? En una adaptación imaginativa de la icónica comedia de Handel, Opera Santa Barbara presentará Semele a las 7:30pm el viernes, 14 de enero y a las 2:30pm el domingo, 16 de enero en el Teatro Lobero. Protagonizada por Jana McIntyre, nacida en Santa Bárbara y dirigida por Sara E. Widzer, esta deliciosa presentación da nueva vida a un clásico favorito. Para boletos ($ 99-159) visita www.lobero.org

PROUD YOUTH GROUP

Group for LGBTQ+ students • Pacific Pride Foundation • Free • Alternating in-person and online meetings • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm Th.

Friday • viernes 1.14.22 CHILDREN | NIÑOS

STAY AND PLAY POP-UP

Share stories with your kids • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/14.

Presentaciones de bailarines profesionales locales e internacionales • Departamento de Teatro / Danza de UCSB • Teatro Center Stage • $13-19 • www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu • 7:30pm jueves, 1/13-1/15, 2pm domingo, 1/16.

GRUPO DE JÓVENES ORGULLOSOS

LECTURES | MEETINGS | WORKSHOPS CONFERENCIAS | REUNIONES

PFLAG JANUARY SPANISH SPEAKING MEETING A meeting for support and sharing • PFLAG • Free • Email pflagsantabarbara@gmail.com • 7pm Th, 1/13.

STORYWALK IN THE PARK

Virtual presentation by Jonathan Boring and Jennifer Goddard Combs • Free • https://tinyurl.com/2p92rm2a • 8:30-10am Th, 1/13.

PFLAG REUNIÓN DE HABLA HISPANA DE ENERO

STORYWALK EN EL PARQUE

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

MOVIES & THEATRE | CINE Y TEATRO

JUMPSTART YOUR MARKETING STRATEGIES IN 2022

PON EN MARCHA TUS ESTRATEGIAS DE MARKETING EN 2022

ESTUDIO DE LIBRO VIRTUAL DE PALABRA Y VIDA

BABY AND ME

Outdoor story and activities • SB Public Library • Lower Manning Park • Free • 2-3:30pm We, 1/12.

Local comedians • Mel’s Cocktail Lounge, 209 W Carrillo St., SB • 7pm We.

Discuss Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Philip Newell • Word and Life SB • $65, scholarships available • www.wordandlife.us • 10-11:30am Th, 1/13-3/17.

Para niños pequeños de 14 meses a 3 años • Biblioteca pública SB • Parque Alameda • Gratis • 10:15-10:45am miércoles, 1/12.

STORYWALK IN THE PARK

OPEN MIC STAND-UP COMEDY

WORD AND LIFE VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY

TIEMPO DE CUENTOS WIGGLY

Apoya las habilidades de pre-alfabetización de tu bebé • Biblioteca pública SB • Parque Alameda • Gratis • 11-11:30am miércoles, 1/12.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

Presentación virtual de Jonathan Boring y Jennifer Goddard Combs • https://tinyurl.com/2p92rm2a • Gratis • 8:30-10am jueves, 1/13.

WIGGLY STORYTIME

BEBÉ Y YO

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Discute Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul por John Philip Newell • Word and Life SB • $ 65, becas disponibles • www.wordandlife.us • 10-11: 30am jueves, 1/13-3/17.

NEW TO MEDICARE

Virtual presentation • Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program • Free • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 12pm Th, 1/13.

NUEVO AL MEDICARE

Presentación virtual • Programa de asesoramiento y defensa de seguros de salud • Gratis • www.CentralCoastSeniors.org • 12pm jueves, 1/13.

Grupo para estudiantes LGBTQ + • Pacific Pride Foundation • Gratis • Reuniones alternas en persona y en línea • Reserva tu lugar: https://tinyurl.com/hnkfvb9t • 4-5:30pm jueves.

Una reunión para apoyar y compartir • PFLAG • Gratis • Correo electrónico pflagsantabarbara@ gmail.com • 7pm jueves, 1/13.

QUÉDATE Y JUEGA POP-UP

Comparte historias con tus hijos • Biblioteca pública SB • Bohnett Park • Gratis • 10am-12pm viernes, 1/14. Outdoor activities and story • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/14. Cuento y actividades al aire libre • Biblioteca pública SB • Parque Bohnett • Gratis • 10am12pm viernes, 1/14.

STATE STREET PROMENADE MARKET

SEMELE

MERCADO DEL STATE STREET PROMENADE

SEMELE

Located on the 900 & 1000 blocks of State St between Carrillo and Figueroa Sts • 3 to 7:30pm Thursdays • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd Ubicado en las cuadras 900 y 1000 de la Calle State entre las Calles Carrillo y Figueroa • 3 a 7:30pm los jueves • https://tinyurl.com/yx9v4pmd

CARPINTERIA BIRDWATCHERS VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Evening birdwatching classes • Free, all ages & ability levels. 4-5:15pm Thursdays via Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

REUNIONES VIRTUALES DE OBSERVADORES DE AVES DE CARPINTERIA Clases nocturnas de observación de aves • Gratis, todas las edades y niveles de habilidad. 4-5:15pm los jueves a través de Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/y9rheypj

Adaptation of Handel’s classic comedy • Opera SB • Lobero Theatre • $99-159 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm Fr, 1/14 & 2:30pm Su, 1/16. Adaptación de la comedia clásica de Handel • Opera SB • Teatro Lobero • $99-159 • www.lobero.org • 7:30pm viernes, 1/14 y 2:30pm domingo, 1/16.

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

FAMILY NATURE NIGHT

Activities, night walk, owl visit, and more • SB Botanic Garden • $12-20 • https://tinyurl.com/2p8b7rkv • 4-6:30pm Fr, 1/14.

NOCHE DE NATURALEZA FAMILIAR

Actividades, caminata nocturna, visita de búhos y más • SB Botanic Garden • $12-20 • https://tinyurl.com/2p8b7rkv • 4-6:30pm viernes, 1/14.

SPECIAL EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

LIBRARY ON THE GO

Visit the Library’s van • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/14.


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In Person & Online Activities for Everyone CONTINUES / CONTINÚA Actividades en persona y en línea para todos LIBRARY ON THE GO

BILINGUALSPECIAL / BILINGÜE EVENTS | EVENTOS ESPECIALES

Visit the Library’s van • SB Public Library • Bohnett Park • Free • 10am-12pm Fr, 1/14.

A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH AN ICON: HOW CAN AMERICA CHANGE? With activist Angela Davis • Fielding Graduate University • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort; livestreamed https:// tinyurl.com/3k4wts7b • Free, RSVP required: https://tinyurl.com/mryhr3nm • 6pm Fr, 1/14.

SB AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK HISTORIC CONTEXT STATEMENT

Community conversation and sharing opportunity • Healing Justice SB, City of SB • Eastside Library • Free • RSVP to HealingJusticeSB@protonmail.com by 1/7 • 1:30-3:30pm Sa, 1/15.

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UNA CONVERSACIÓN COMUNITARIA CON UN ÍCONO: ¿CÓMO PUEDE CAMBIAR ESTADOS UNIDOS?

Con la activista Angela Davis • Fielding Graduate University • Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort; retransmitido en vivo https://tinyurl.com/3k4wts7b • Gratis, se requiere reserva: https://tinyurl.com/mryhr3nm • 6pm viernes, 1/14.

DECLARACIÓN DE CONTEXTO HISTÓRICO AFROAMERICANO / NEGRO DE SB

Conversación comunitaria y oportunidad para compartir • Healing Justice SB, Ciudad de SB • Biblioteca del lado este • Gratis • Confirma tu asistencia a HealingJusticeSB@protonmail.com antes del 1/7 • 1:303:30pm sábado, 1/15.

In Person & Online Activities for Everyone Actividades en persona y en línea para todos

Saturday • sábado

Sunday • domingo

1.15.22 / BILINGÜE BILINGUAL

1.16.22

OUTDOORS | AL AIRE LIBRE

MUSIC | MÚSICA

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

FANDANGO PICANTE

Latin and Spanish music presented by SB Symphony • Granda Theatre • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm Sa, 1/15 & 3pm Su, 1/16.

FANDANGO PICANTE

Música latina y española presentada por SB Symphony • Granda Theatre • $31-156 • www.granadasb.org • 7:30pm sábado, 1/15 y 3pm domingo, 1/16.

Take a tour, support the Museum Store, or enjoy the beautiful grounds • www.goletahistory.org • 11am to 2pm weekends.

RANCHO LA PATERA & STOW HOUSE

Haz un recorrido, apoya la Tienda del Museo o disfruta de los hermosos jardines • www.goletahistory.org • De 11am a 2pm los fines de semana.

NatureTrack to Provide Beach Access for Local Wheelchair Users This Weekend

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On exhibit now through March 31, 2022 Sponsored by: George H. and Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation, Mimi Michaelis, Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington, June G. Outhwaite Charitable Trust, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, and the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

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EDICATED TO CONNECTING ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH NATURE, the NatureTrack Foundation will be hosting six Freedom Trax devices at Arroyo Burro Beach between 10am to 12pm on Sunday, January 9th. These devices offer beach access to local wheelchair users by transforming their manual wheelchairs into batterypowered all-terrain vehicles. Four individuals supported through Momentum WORK, Inc., a local non-profit service provider for people with disabilities, will be present to oversee the use of these motorized off-road wheelchair attachments. “This device gives people we support a sense of freedom and independence to enjoy our local beaches and trails just like everyone else,” said Judy Linares, Executive Director for Momentum WORK, Inc. “We are grateful to NatureTrack for bringing awareness about the importance of accessibility to the forefront.” Use of the Freedom Trax devices is free and will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. NatureTrack will also have two manual wheelchairs available for transfer if a wheelchair does not fit on the Freedom Trax device.

Photography by Ralph A. Clevenger & Friends Chiara Salomoni John Kelsey Beatriz Moino Eryn Brydon Liz Grady

For more information visit www.naturetrack.org

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

at the SB Zoo’s New Australian Walkabout

Ritchason, the SB Zoo’s Director of Animal To ensure the animals are Care. “Mammals in Australia are declining accustomed to the presence of ANGAROOS AND WALLABIES the fastest on Earth compared to any humans, the Zoo has spent the AND EMUS, OH MY! Beginning other continent... It’s hard to think about past few months walking children’s Saturday, January 8th, community how somebody can help camps, donors, and staff members members conservation efforts in through the space. There will also will have the unique Australia, but there’s a always be Zoo staff present at the opportunity to learn lot of things that people Australian Walkabout, and the more about these can do here in their own animals have the option to retreat fascinating animals and backyard and in Santa to an interior barn area if they want their homeland at the Barbara, to be good privacy. Santa Barbara Zoo’s new stewards of the earth. ” In addition to these freeAustralian Walkabout. Located at the Zoo’s roaming residents, guests can also With only a cement former elephant habitat, view three Australian bird species at path separating visitors the Australian Walkabout the habitat’s adjacent bird habitats, from the habitat’s is the result of years of including the tawny frogmouth, residents, this innovative planning and $3 million a sulphur-crested cockatoo, and, experience allows raised solely through perhaps Australia’s best-known animal-lovers of all donations. Individuals bird, the laughing kookaburra. ages to make personal Four Bennet’s wallabies call the Zoo home are admitted on a limited, To optimize the Australian A western grey kangaroo greets SB Zoo guests connections with their first-come, first-serve Walkabout’s immersive experience neighbors from “down under.” to answer questions and share information. basis through an entry gate to ensure that while still promoting education, signs “By opening this exhibit, we’re Visitors will also be able to enjoy the none of the free-roaming animals leave about the animals are posted at the habitat’s connecting our guests to the plight of the habitat’s breathtaking greenery from its their new home. The habitat is also visible entrance and exit. The Zoo also worked animals in Australia,” explained Rachel pathway and scattered benches. Made up from a surrounding veranda and walkways, with a representative of the Aboriginal of over 30 different indigenous Australian offering additional opportunities nations to include Aboriginal language in plant species, this abundance of plant life for guests to appreciate the the exhibit, and staff members are present not only creates a more authentic animals from afar. environment for the Zoo’s animals Once inside the but has already provided local Australian Walkabout, native birds with a space to forage visitors are asked to follow and rest. a winding pathway that “We not only want to care for meanders through the the animals here and our residents habitat’s 15,000 square at the zoo, but those that might feet, and houses three pass through, ” said Ritchason. western grey kangaroos, Individuals do not need to four Bennet’s wallabies, make special reservations or pay and two emus. As there are additional entry fees to experience no barriers or guardrails, The Australian Walkabout. all of these animals are However, guests are currently free to wander throughout required to purchase tickets the habitat as they please, online before visiting the SB Zoo. allowing visitors to closely To make reservations, visit observe them in an entirely www.sbzoo.org natural state. Two emus willl roam the Australian Walkabout The Australian Walkabout’s pathway Photo by Daisy Scott

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Government Meetings • Reuniones gubernamentales SB COUNTY AGRICULTURAL PRESERVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE • 9am Fr, 1/7 •

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Sounds About Town

Orchestral Maneuvers, Back in Town

Photo by Tarlova, Courtesy of IMG Artists

Apart from a token Lobero chamber music evening in the fall, featuring mandolin master Avi Avital, CAMA has been COVID-19-silenced, but comes out swinging next Tuesday, with the arrival of the acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Granada Theater. Conductor Vasily Petrenko, last heard in town in 2015, leading the LA Phil, leads the esteemed British orchestra, with Russian pianist Olga Kern taking charge, as she is known to do, on the turf of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Elsewhere on the program, the Londoners dig into the Brit stuff of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes and Elgar’s Enigma variations.

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Conductor Vasily Petrenko will lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, presented by CAMA, at the Granada on January 11th

MOPPING UP 2021’s 805 MUSICAL HARVEST: It may have been the eggnog talking, two weeks ago, when it came time for a roundup of live music in the 805 circa 2021. To the list of highlights on the ’21 concert scene (specifically, from the abbreviated concert stretch of September through December), we were remiss in neglecting to mention and properly herald the mighty Ojai Music Festival, in its grand 75th birthday suit, no less.

Photo by Priscilla, www.Santa BarbaraSeen.com

MONG MISSING LINKS IN WHAT WE CONSIDER DEEPROOTED CULTURAL ORGANISMS in Santa Barbara under pandemic’s cruel rule, life without CAMA has been sobering and literally unprecedented. A stalwart classical music force in town – and on the west coast, as its oldest “serious music” presenting force, now 102 years deep – CAMA’s nearly two-year absence, the longest hiatus in its history, ends next week.

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Baton Sponsor Bob Weiman leading Orchestra and audience in honoring the armed forces Pianist Natasha Kislenko

This towering cultural event in our area code, the likes of which draws out critics from the New York Times and the New Yorker, sprang impressively back to life in late September (versus its usual summer-launching perch) for its first public outing since June of 2019. And the festival did it up in high, smart and fittingly contemporary style, under the directorial aegis of Great American composer John Adams.

genre-crosser artist-in-residence Rhiannon Giddens acquitted herself beautifully? In short, Ojai @ 75 proved to be this region’s most cathartic and reassuringly alive weekend of music last year. One accidental positive note: we only have to wait until June for the next edition.

MINIATURE MAXIMALISM: Another overlooked 2021 musical highlight occurred at UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, on the November night when renowned professor/pianist Paul Berkowitz navigated the challenging feat of Poulenc’s seldom-heard improvisations. The rippling and sometimes wry tapestry of 16 miniatures added up to a small-plate feast, in the score as well as the interpretation.

Papa Adams himself was represented nicely but sparingly, with such pieces as Hallelujah Junction, the West Coast premiere of his Chamber Concerto, and snippets of his operatic repertoire. But the programming focus was intentionally aimed Pianist Olga Kern and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be at promising young and emerging composers, featured. including his son Sam, superlative pianist-composer Timo Andres, and my own vote for a “personal discovery,” Gabriella Smith, a witty and poetic voice on the horizon. A world premiere of young composer Dylan Mattingly’s Magnolia, a bedazzling piece of time bending exotica for microtonally retuned pianos (nailed by Joanne Martin Pearce and Vicki Ray), seized our senses, as did Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Objets Trouvés. And did we mention that inspired

OLD/NEW NOTES: Even amidst an atmosphere of recent Omicron-ized willies, New Year’s Eve shows had to go on, including the Santa Barbara Symphony’s annual tradition popularly known as its “pops & hooters” program (okay, true confession: I made that up). After regular guest conductor Bob Bernhardt canceled on short notice, Opera Santa Barbara’s Kostis Protopapas quickly came to the rescue, doling out good-humored banter and sure-handed conducting expertise.

Photo by Timothy Teague Piece

As expected, we heard plenty of film music – the highlight being the elegant score for To Kill a Mockingbird, by the late, longtime Santa Barbara-based Elmer Bernstein, with his widow Eve in the house. Baritone Cedric Berry sang sonorously, and Bob Weinman – famed patron of the musical arts and sartorial gadfly – provided amateur maestro relief, waving his arms to the tune of military anthems.

La calaca by Gabriela Ortiz (World Premiere of revised version) Ojai Music Festival 2021

But the evening’s clear musical highlight came with Gershwin’s too-rarely-heard I Got Rhythm Variations for piano – beautifully played, sans score, by Natasha Kislenko – and our own stellar symphony forces.

Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat, and many music magazines, and a long association with the Santa Barbara Independent and News-Press. To date, he has published two books for Silman-James Press, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He recently published a debut novel, Ladies Who Lunch. Woodard is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter, and head of the Household Ink Records label.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Simon-Gersuk Named Domestic Violence Solutions Executive Director MARILYN SIMON-GERSUK has been appointed to serve as the new Executive Director for the nonprofit Domestic Violence Solutions. To this role, she brings more than three decades of nonprofit management, fundraising, and operations experience, most recently working as the Associate Executive Director at the American Friends of the Hebrew University. Her past experiences also include working for the Jewish Federation of Greater SB, and helping found the international myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research organization Open Medicine Foundation. Currently, she also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with CASA of SB County.

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SBPD Promotes Four Sworn Officers

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AST MONTH, SANTA BARBARA POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF BERNARD MELEKIAN held a private promotional ceremony honoring four newly promoted sworn law enforcement officers.

United Way of SB County Gift Drive Brings Over 200 Children Holiday Joy

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AKING THE SPIRIT OF THE “SEASON OF GIVING” TO HEART, United Way of Santa Barbara County spread cheer and presents to more than 200 children across our county with its 2021 Holiday Gift Drive. In order to fulfill the requests of each child’s unique wish list, individuals, workplaces, and attendees of various local holiday events donated gifts. These presents were then distributed to families in need who were identified by participating schools and organizations. “It is such a great feeling knowing how many children in need received gifts thanks to our generous supporters. We could not have been able to bring the spirit of the holidays to so many children without their help,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO, United Way of SB County. The 2021 Holiday Gift Drive resulted in heartwarming moments for many children. Local student Alexa showing the Harvard One of this year’s benefitting students was sweatshirt she received through United Alexa, who lives with her six siblings in part of Way’s gift drive a living room that her family currently rents. As her dream is to ultimately attend Harvard Law School and become a lawyer, one of her wish list gifts was a Harvard sweatshirt. One of the Gift Drive donors granted her request, giving Alexa a happy holiday surprise.

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SB Maritime Museum to Host Docent Training

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RE YOU EAGER TO SHARE YOUR LOVE OF MARITIME HISTORY AND THE SANTA BARBARA HARBOR WITH OTHERS? Currently, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is searching for new docents to help welcome visitors, share information, maintain displays, assist with special events, and more. To help prepare new volunteers, SBMM invites interested community members to attend its ten-week docent training program, beginning on Saturday, January 8th, and running through March 12th.

For more information about how to volunteer and become a docent, contact jbaker@sbmm.org To apply, complete a volunteer application at www.sbmm.org/volunteer-application

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BRYAN KERR was promoted from the rank of Officer to Sergeant. A UCSB alumnus, Kerr went on to earn his master’s degree in Public Administration from CSU, Northridge. For the past 12 years, he has served with the SBPD as a Patrol Officer, Tactical Patrol Officer, Beat Coordinator, and Field Training Officer. He has also acted as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and the Active Shooter Cadre. Prior to serving as a police officer, Kerr acted as program director for the SB Police Activities League.

Donaldson Joins Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center JOYCE DONALDSON will serve as the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center’s new Outreach Director. In this role, she will direct membership programs, oversee major events sponsored by the Arts Center, coordinate collaborative programs and events with local businesses and organizations, and more. A Carpinteria local, Donaldson brings with her 18 years of Chamber of Commerce leadership experience and is the former President and CEO of the Carpinteria Valley Joyce Donaldson Chamber of Commerce. She also previously managed the internationally recognized Southwest Arts Festival while serving as President/CEO of the Indio Chamber. www.carpinteriaartscenter.org

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OSCAR GONZALEZ was promoted from the rank of Officer to Sergeant. A born and raised Santa Barbara local, he previously was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving one year active duty and five years in the reserves. Since 2001, he has worked with SBPD as a Patrol Officer, Special Enforcement Team Officer, Field Training Officer, Criminal Impact Team Officer, Training Recruitment Officer, Law Enforcement Academy Training Instructor, and Youth Services Detective. He holds his associate of science degree in Engineering from SB City College, and his bachelor’s degree in public sector management from CSU, Northridge.

KASI CORBETT has been promoted from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant. She has served with SBPD since 2005, holding the positions of Patrol Officer, Drinking Driver Team Officer, Beat Coordinator, Explorer Advisor, Field Training Officer, and Academy Instructor before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2017. She went on to serve as a Patrol Sergeant and the Strategic Operations Sergeant. Currently, Corbett is also an adjunct professor at Moorpark College. She holds her master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. She is married to SBPD Officer Mark Corbett and they have five children.

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KENNETH KUSHNER was promoted from the rank of Lieutenant to Commander. He started working with SBPD as a Police Cadet in 1998, being hired as a police officer in 2001. Over the years, he has supported SBPD in a number of positions, including School Resource Officer, a Detective in Youth Services Section and Crimes Against Persons, and Special Events Supervisor. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015, and proceeded to work as Acting Combined Communications Center manager, Criminal Investigations Lieutenant, and the Assistant Division Kenneth Kushner Commander in Field Operations. He holds his bachelor’s degree in law and society from UCSB, and is married with two children.

SBCC Utilizes Federal Stimulus Funds to Erase Student Debt and Provide Direct Support

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ETERMINED TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AMIDST THE ONGOING PANDEMIC, Santa Barbara City College has utilized its Fresh Start Initiative and amounts received from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide some form of debt relief to about 1,800 students since last August. “The responses we received from our students were filled with hope and gratitude for how we’ve provided access to their future opportunities by paying off their balances,” said SBCC’s Student Finance Manager Nicole Hubert. “It was a unique and incredible experience for my staff and I to provide a fresh start to our students.” Using HEERF funds, which were distributed to institutions to aid students with needs related to the pandemic, SBCC established the Fresh Start Initiative. This program allocated $1 million to be directly distributed to pandemic-impacted students with outstanding balances. This way, all students enrolled in Spring 2020 through Spring 2021 classes with outstanding balances could pay off what they owed. Additionally, Fresh Start funding was provided to students who left SBCC before the pandemic and wanted to re-enroll, but were facing pandemic-related challenges and registration restrictions due to pre-pandemic outstanding balances. SBCC also offered direct relief to students through emergency grants using CARES/HEERF funds. Over $8 million has been distributed to almost 5,000 since the pandemic’s beginning. SBCC students can apply for another round of grants this spring semester, which begins on January 18th. www.sbcc.edu/fiscalservices/cashier/FreshStartInitiative.php


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Harbor VOICE Local Rain & Beauty Ring in the New Year!

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APPY NEW YEAR! What glorious weather we’ve had after a couple of weeks of much needed rain. It’s 2022 (can you believe it?) and wishes for good health, happiness, and prosperity are enclosed here for you and yours. On this crisp sunny New Year’s weekend, driving along Santa Barbara’s waterfront, there was no question that the scores of weekend wanderers felt as I did. Energetic and motivated on this first weekend of 2022, despite the winter chill, beaches both east and west, Stearns Wharf, and the harbor walkways were crowded with happy campers. Most of us accommodated Santa Barbara’s nippy weather with warm jackets, knit beanies, and boots made for walking. A few spectators in shorts, armed with beach towels and umbrellas, were fooled by the bright sunlight of a summer-like day and looked most sadly confused... and really, really cold! The quiet of my two week hiatus was punctuated by a couple of hectic shopping days; I reveled in the joyful company of Santa Claus, family, and a few friends. And accompanied by COVID tests, masks, and supreme caution to boot. This year’s highly anticipated holiday season, after almost two years of coronavirus restrictions, sadly morphed into yet another subdued celebration with the advance of Omicron, the latest COVID surprise. Our usual New Year’s Eve hoopla evaporated into watching the Big Ball drop in New York’s Times Square to the cheers of happy, tophatted celebrants. The upbeat mood of New York’s revelers, however, Ducks reveling in the new water at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge certainly made its way across the country to Santa Barbara this holiday weekend. The beauty of the California coastline and beaches is a reminder that some things never change, gifts that Mother Nature has provided for us each season of the year. Certainly the ducks seemed grateful

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for the rainy days that replenished the waters of the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. Along the shoreline the continuing King Tides have a tendency to transport sand and seaweed in unexpected places, so a huge berm has been created by the Waterfront Department extending from West Beach to the breakwater in anticipation of the weather to come. Sometimes that works... we’ll see how long that berm lasts this year! The good news is that these high tides also create extreme low tides for a spectacular beach stroll and an opportunity to examine sea life normally submerged beneath the surf. Have you noticed that boats once moored just east of Stearns Wharf have moved downstream? In anticipation of the changes in weather and the temperamental Stearns Wharf visitors enjoying the sunny, Santa tides, the boats are moved Barbara winter weather farther toward the east, down the coastline in the direction of Montecito, to prevent the currents from snapping their moorings and washing them ashore. Sometimes that works too, but the uncertainties of the climate change we are experiencing the weather pattern continues to remain a mystery. On that golden afternoon wandering about, snapping pictures, I realized that another year had indeed passed quickly by. It’s the so-called “little things,” a stroll on the beach, greeting friends and strangers along the way, the golden light of the setting sun on the ocean and the smell of the sea air, that are the thread that weaves the tapestry we call Life. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay tuned... Sigrid Toye volunteers for the Breakwater Flag Project. She is on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. An educational/behavior therapist, Sigrid holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things creative, including her two grown children who are working artists. Send Harbor tips to: Itssigrid@gmail.com Newspaper_The Voice Magazine 1/4 page_4.875 x 6.125

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Whales and Waves Hit SB Beaches

Community VOICE John Palminteri

What’s Been Happening?

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Photo by Marco Farrell

Stearns Wharf Celebrates 150 Years

A HUMPBACK WHALE washed up west of Goleta on Tajiguas Beach the morning of Thursday, December 30th.

STEARNS WHARF turns 150 years old. One of the most visited sites in Santa Barbara. Many events and fireworks are planned, including Wharf Wednesdays on the first Wednesday of each month this year. Deals for this past Wednesday, January 4th, included special prices for Moby Dick Restaurant, Great Pacific Ice Cream Co., and more. The wharf was built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns, as a method of encouraging trade, commerce, and to bring in arriving supplies to Santa Barbara.

End of Year Philanthropy Supports Local Non-Profits Going Into the New Year The year end contributions being made by individuals and companies to help non profit groups has proven to be a boost that will help them plan with confidence going into 2022. At end of the year Food Bank of Santa Barbara County events, the results of philanthropy from the public through food and money donations, combined with government efforts helped to feed thousands of people. The 19th annual Dividends lunch from Montecito Bank & Trust in November divided a million dollars from the bank to 179 non profits. Philanthropist Virgil Elings donated $1 million to the United Boys & Girls Club.

KING TIDES have moderate morning impacts along the Montecito coast Tuesday, January 4th. Some of the amazing sights are also during the impressive low tides later in the day. The difference between the high and low tides in some areas was up to nine feet.

UCSB Men’s Basketball Faces Another Pandemic Cancellation Annnounced Monday, January 3rd: There will be NO UCSB MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Thursday in the Thunderdome due to COVID-19 protocols. The Big West policy states the game will be declared no contest, and will not be rescheduled.

SBIFF to Require COVID-19 Vaccines THE SHOW GOES ON! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is set for March 2nd to 12th. SBIFF says there will be strict protocols (with possible changes.) They include proof of vaccinations and then some events will need a negative COVID-19 test prior to admission.

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By Harlan Green / Special to VOICE

Weekly claims are down from their high of six million during the pandemic to 198,000 in the latest week. Salaried workers can’t wait much longer to return to work in the New Year after spending the excess savings accumulated during the pandemic. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has the last word this week in a recent New York Times column, in comparing the swiftness of this jobs recovery to President Reagan’s 1982 recovery which he called “morning in America.” “Yes, by this measure (and many others) we’re in the middle of another morning in America, despite the drag caused by a lingering pandemic and supply-chain disruptions,” said Professor Krugman. With this kind of a jobs recovery, what should economic growth look like going forward? The Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the fourth quarter of 2021 is 7.4 percent on January 4th, down from 7.6 percent on December 23rd, says their press release. So overall, 2021 real GDP growth could be upwards of five percent. The last time it reached this height was in the 1980s. And since this is the beginning of another year, we can call it the morning in America of a successful New Year. Harlan Green © 2022 Follow Harlan Green on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarlanGreen Harlan Green has been the 16-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com, a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker. To reach Harlan call (805)452-7696 or email editor@populareconomics.com.

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HE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS reported that job openings decreased in November to 10.6 million from 11.1 million in October. It’s a sign that more workers are returning to work. So huge is the U.S. job market that hiring rose by 191,000 jobs to 6.7 million in November. The hiring rate rose to 4.5 percent from 4.4 percent in the prior month. The BLS said “On the last business day of November, the number and rate of job openings decreased to 10.6 million (-529,000) and 6.6 percent, respectively. Job openings decreased in several industries with the largest decreases in accommodation and food services (-261,000); construction (-110,000); and nondurable goods manufacturing (-66,000). Job openings increased in finance and insurance (+83,000) and in federal government (+25,000). The number of job openings decreased in the South and Midwest regions.” This suggests that hiring in both the service and manufacturing sectors is picking up, a good sign for continuing job growth in 2022. The number of job openings were up 56 percent year-over-year. Quits were up 37 percent, year-over-year. The JOLTS report showed that people quitting their jobs rose by 370,000 to 4.5 million in November. The quits rate rose to 3 percent from 2.8 percent in October, matching the highest quits rate of the pandemic era. The U.S. unemployment reports comes out this Friday and will give a better picture of the New Year, but the JOLTS report gives a preliminary indication, though it lags almost one month behind the unemployment report. Another indicator of future job prospects is the decline in weekly initial jobless claims for unemployment as unemployment benefits expire.

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ANCING LINES, COMPELLING SCULPTURES, AND SHAPES RESEMBLING IMAGES ONE MAY SEE IN THEIR DREAMS adorn the walls of REH GraySpace Gallery this month as the Abstract Art Collective hosts its 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Featuring the works of over 60 individuals, this exhibition not only serves as a celebration of abstract art as a style, but highlights the sheer talent of our local community. The show will remain on view through January 28th, with a special public reception from 4pm to 7:30pm on Saturday, January 8th. “There is something for everyone... if you love bright color, you’ll find a wall of drama. If your palette choice is soft and ethereal you won’t be disappointed, and there are a few surprises in the mix,” said exhibition curator and AAC member Joyce Wilson. “The exhibition is a beautiful display of unique art that will engage the viewer in examination and dialog.” Established by local artists J.T. Turner and Thore Engren, the AAC promotes awareness and appreciation for abstract art and artists throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. The group also regularly hosts exhibitions and partakes Riviera by Laurie MacMillan in events that support area non-profits. Beginning with just twelve members, the group has rapidly grown to include over 100 artists who work in varying mediums. This January’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition serves as a testament to these artists’ talent as individual creators and as a collective. And, after close to two years of creating art amidst a pandemic, the show will provide viewers and artists alike the opportunity to engage with original works on an intimate, in-person basis. “The Abstract Art Collective survives because it ‘rolls with the punches,’” commented AAC Board Co-Chair Eugene Galles. “When the pandemic first hit, we switched gears to increase our virtual presence. Through

online events such as lectures and art critiques, we strengthened our community and eased the pain of isolation. Interestingly, the anniversary show will be the first time some members will be meeting in person.” Upon entering REH GraySpace Gallery, visitors are immediately surrounded by walls of bold, original paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, assemblages, and collages that reflect the individual A Brief Conversation by Jo Merit skills and perspective of each artist. Rather than center the show around a unifying theme, AAC members were asked to submit two works for consideration. Local artist Rick Stich then selected one piece from each submission, with Wilson curating the works into a comprehensive exhibition. Each displayed work possesses a distinctive energy, utilizing shapes, swirls, colors, and represented movement that evoke different emotional responses in viewers. Some works can be clearly interpreted as abstract interpretations of familiar sights, such as an ocean shoreline or a person wearing sunglasses. Others forgo real world similarities entirely, instead capturing unique feelings and ideas within their brushstrokes. “Curating the show was a unique challenge [in] pairing arrangements with like sensibilities and juxtaposing color so the viewer is drawn into each grouping and lingers to explore individual pieces,” shared Wilson. Gallery visitors who attend the AAC’s public reception will also be able to enjoy premium, handcrafted wines from Dark Water Winery as they explore the gallery.

Twisted Memory, by Chris Seaton

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We can find wonder in friendships By Dennis Patrick Slattery / Special to VOICE

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OW PAST MY MID-70S, I find myself reflecting on many things that I had taken for granted as simply part of life’s fabric. But lately I have become curious about friendships that I enjoy and like to nurture. A friendship is a mysterious, marvelous spirit in human beings. Many of my closest friendships are sources of hope, and they often surprise me. I guess I enjoy being surprised by friendship. A deep friendship allows us to see and become more of who we are. They refresh us and we hope the feeling is reciprocal. I was surprised in discovering many years ago that the woman I have been married to for 53 years is handsdown, my best friend. What a treasure: to be married to one’s best friend. Through her I catch glimpses of my strongest gifts and my persistent disabilities—those places in my interior life where I must excavate further. When I befriend someone new, further dimensions of myself, perhaps never

explored before, rise to the surface. It is as if in learning of the others’ stories, where their deepest identity resides, I re-story my own life; the plot does indeed both thicken and broaden.

us learning how to forgive ourselves and others; a friend can deepen one’s capacity for compassion and console us when we are challenged by a life circumstance — loss, illness, a change in fortune, a betrayal — that faced alone, would overwhelm us. Now while we don’t want to turn our friends into our therapists, nonetheless, a friend who has learned the art of listening can be a healing presence when our wounds again begin to suppurate.

Friendships can also soften some of the hard edges of our sacred opinions, prejudices and unfounded assertions; a real friend will not be timid about challenging us as much as agreeing with us. Through friends we may gain or become aware of a world larger than our own interior compound has allowed entry. Dennis Patrick A friend’s warmth can Certain friends can reveal to also expose the stranger in Slattery is Emeritus professor us models of thought, beliefs us to a relationship that can in Mythologial Studies at and models of behavior, heal where those persistent Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif. even serve on occasion as afflictions reside. Quite Elders to guide us on our possibly, the stranger in life’s pilgrimage. They can, in us can, in some instances, effect, alter the existential syntax that shapes be the wound that guards us against us. becoming vulnerable to new registers of understanding. On occasion, a friend can model for

I say this because a true friend has the resilience not to surrender their authentic self if it contrasts or competes with ours. Their very authenticity can reveal to us where we may have harbored an inauthentic self whose time to be exposed and expunged or modified, is overdue. All this is to suggest that perhaps our friends have been given to us as gifts that embody a divine presence before us and a spiritual reality gesturing within us. Yes, a friend may be the source of offering a helping hand; but more: a faithful friend may be the one who extends to us a helping heart. And, as a friend, we accept a moral responsibility to be available to the suffering and the joys of another. A deep and abiding friendship always implies some risk, even a faith, that one not betray the confidences or conflicts of the other. True friends both agree to nurture and cultivate the same co-operative bond of respect in the sense that each extends their own life’s richness to the other in a spirit of generosity and trust.


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Juxtaposed: The Art of Curation, through February 21st, Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery

Pairings for Art’s Sake

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UST IN TIME FOR A NEW YEAR, a new hope and a harbinger of wished-for continuity, Sullivan Goss kicks off with a main gallery exhibition looking both inward and out. As suggested by its title, Juxtaposed: The Art of Curation is a show in which the very art of curation is central to the end effect. As art presentation dictates, guiding curatorial forces follow a creative collective heart, behind the art on the walls, but this time in a self-conscious way. Rather than heed a theme, era, or style by any traditional curatorial dictates, the Sullivan Goss team – owner Nathan Vonk, gallery director Jeremy Tessmer, and contemporary curator Susan Bush – gathered heads and eyes to choose pieces from the gallery’s collection and find suitable, and surprisingly compatible artworks despite the diversity at hand. The resulting exhibition behaves as an introductory show for the year, and an introductory sampler/primer to what Sullivan Goss is about and what makes it special. Most of the names in the show have had presences in the gallery, some over years and with

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Leslie Lewis Sigler’s and Betty Lane’s work in Juxtaposed

Wosene Worke Kosrof ’s and Sidney Gordon’s work in Juxtaposed

significant solo shows here – as in the case of Hank Pitcher and Nicole Strasburg. But reshuffled context sheds a new light on specific artworks. In one example, Strasburg’s small See Green, a deceptively calm and compact entry in last year’s solo show Sea Changes, is “grounded” in a large area of sand in its compositional scheme, with water/waves seen only as a faint horizontal strip at the top. In what amounts to a kinship of hypnotic simplicity and linear poetry, her piece hangs next to Emerson Woelffer’s 1966 Untitled— Zen, with its thick calligraphic swipe in vertical formation. Pitcher’s own take on sea matters, in the small multi-colored painting 12-31-2000, shares a horizontal versus vertical relationship and similar color palette with Joseph Goldyne’s vaporous wisp of color in his painting with the punning title I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great (Spenders). One also observes the divergent concepts in the pairing: Pitcher’s wavescape painting leans into abstraction, while Goldyne’s pushes an abstract gesture towards a suggestion of elemental, natural forces. At times, these intriguing pairings tend to define the gallery’s spatial configuration. In one corner, Ethiopian-in-Berkeley artist Wosene Worke Kosroff’s lively, color-infused and, yes, highly rhythmic Birth of Music—II hints at influences of music loving proto-abstractionist Vasily Kandinsky and jazz-jabbed Stuart Davis, while using linguistic shards from the indigenous script of the artist’s home country. Its kinetic energy is reflected, in unexpected ways, in the neighboring piece, Sidney Gordin’s jagged dance of a metal sculpture, 7-12-57. Follow your eye and body to the opposite gallery corner, and things go dark, artfully. Moodily muted visual airs inform Natalie Arnoldi’s airplane-in-night-fog painting Expectation, sharing a piece of gallery wall real estate with the enigmatic riverbend image (and metaphor) Night River. Other juxtaposed visions plumb various sensory and thematic linkages between odd couplings of art. Airs of elegance enter the equation in the connection between super-realist painter Leslie Lewis Sigler’s shimmeringly veracious silver spoon and Betty Lane’s 1929 oddly-posed and poised Woman in Chair. Idealized dimensions bubble up in Angelo Perko’s Rousseau-esque dream Night Bloom and Maria Rendon’s slightly hallucinatory Red River. A bit of era-crossing local art history also rears its head in the matching of witty and enterprising young sculptor Nathan Huff (who had a show in the gallery last fall) and the influential sculptor/assemblage artist/teacher Ron Robertson, master balancer of the orderlyyet-funky. Rust – and its textural and poetic qualities – never sleeps for either artist, as seen in Huff’s surreal and abstractly anecdotal Still Point and Robertson’s Rainbow, with its Chromatic Gate-like color maze and coiled spring/spiral at the core. Consider Juxtaposition something of a portrait of a gallery, and its in-house curatorial voices. Oskar Fischinger’s and Ken Bortolazzo’s work in Juxtaposed Josef Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat, and many music magazines, and a long association with the Santa Barbara Independent and News-Press. To date, he has published two books for Silman-James Press, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He recently published a debut novel, Ladies Who Lunch. Woodard is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter, and head of the Household Ink Records label.


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UBBED “THE CHRIST OF THE COAL MINE,” Vincent van Gogh was a fervently religious man. He began seriously developing his relationship with the Christian faith as a young man in Paris, later going on to preach to students and community members while working at a private school in England. Eventually, he decided to officially study and pursue theology.

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890), Two Women Digging, July–August 1885. Black chalk, gray wash, on laid paper. KröllerMüller Museum, Otterlo.

This plan quickly fell through, however, as Van Gogh strongly disliked studying. Still, he remained determined to preach, and set out to serve the miners of Borinage, Belgium. There, he gave up his belongings and slept on the floor, earning him the nickname “The Christ of the Coal Mine.” All the while, he sent sketches of his surroundings to his brother, Theo — unaware that these drawings would ultimately provide him with a new direction. www.vangoghmuseum.nl

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SBMM Call for Ocean-Related Art From Young Student Artists

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RE YOU A STUDENT ARTIST CURRENTLY IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THE SIXTH GRADE? Are you passionate about whales and other sea life? Through January 31st, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum invites all young artists grades K-6 to submit their original artwork of a whale, a whale’s activities, or anything else ocean-related. Submissions will be gathered and displayed during SBMM’s immersive ocean adventure exhibit, Whales Are Superheroes, on display between April 15th to May 15th. Art must be completed using only crayons, colored pencils, and/or markers, and done on an 8½” x 11” white paper. Once submitted, the museum curator will determine finalists to be featured. To learn more visit www.sbmm.org

SBMM pide arte relacionado con el océano de artistas y estudiantes jóvenes ¿ERES UN ESTUDIANTE ARTISTA ACTUALMENTE EN KINDER HASTA SEXTO GRADO? ¿Te apasionan las ballenas y otras especies marinas? Hasta el 31 de enero, el Museo Marítimo de Santa Bárbara invita a todos los artistas jóvenes de los grados K-6 a enviar su obra de arte original de una ballena, las actividades de una ballena o cualquier otra cosa relacionada con el océano. Las obras se recopilarán y se mostrarán durante la exhibición inmersiva de aventuras oceánicas de SBMM, Las ballenas son superhéroes, que se exhibirá entre el 15 de abril y el 15 de mayo. El arte debe completarse usando solo crayones, lápices de colores y / o marcadores, en un papel blanco de 8½” x 11”. Una vez presentado, el curador del museo determinará los finalistas que se presentarán. Visita www.sbmm.org

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SANTA BARBARA ARTS: Unique fine art & crafts from local artists & crafts people • 1114 State St #24 La Arcada Ct • Th-Su 11-5 • 805-884-1938 • www.SBArts.net

SANTA BARBARA FINE ART: Richard Schloss: Painting the Light ~ Mar • 1321 State St • MoSa 12-5; Su 12-4; Closed We • 805-845-4270 • www.santabarbarafineart.com SANTA BARBARA TENNIS CLUB:

Abract Nine ~ Jan 9 - Mar 3 • 10-2 daily • 2375 Foothill Rd • 805-682-4722

SB BOTANIC GARDEN: Pressed: Botanical Art and The Herbarium • 1212 Mission Canyon Rd • 10-5 daily • 805-682-4726 • www.sbbg.org SB HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Queen on the Hill, Borein & His Circle of Friends, The Story of SB • 136 E De la Guerra • Thur 12-5, Fri 12-7; Sat 12-5 • 805-966-1601 • www.sbhistorical.org SB MARITIME MUSEUM: Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths & Legends ~ Mar 31 • 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190 • Thu-Su 10-5 • www.SBMM.org • 805-962-8404

SB MUSEUM OF ART: Highlights of American

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SANTA BARBARA ART WORKS: Artists with Disabilities programs, virtual exhibits • 805-260-6705 • www.sbartworks.org

Art; Portrait of Mexico Today; Important Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: New Selections; Mediated Nature; Contemporary Gallery - Ongoing; Fire, Metal, Monument: Bronze - Jan 9; In the Meanwhile Jan 30; • Tu – Su, 11 –5; Thu, 11-8 • www.sbma.net • 805-963-4364 SB MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: What’s in our Drawers? ~ Mar 31 • Wed-Sun 10-5 • 805682-4711• www.sbnature.org • (The Sea Center is closed through Spring 2022 • some exhibitions now at Natural History Campus) SILO 118: Blaze, Lapalma, Foley & Foley, Patrick • Now re-opened! • 118 Gray St • 12-5 Th-Sa or by appt • www.silo118.com

SULLIVAN GOSS: AN AMERICAN GALLERY: 100 Grand ~ Jan 24; Juxtaposed ~ Feb 21 • 11 E Anapamu St • 805-730-1460 • www.sullivangoss.com

Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism ~ Jun 24 (Special Collections); Art of Science 2020 ~ Dec 31 • in the Learning Commons • www.library.ucsb.edu

OPENING RECEPTION: ATTENTION TO LOSS •

WATERHOUSE GALLERY: Notable CA & National Artists • La Arcada Ct, 1114 State St, #9 • 11-5 Mon-Sat, 12-4 Sun • 805-962-8885 • www.waterhousegallery.com

RECEPCIÓN DE APERTURA: ATENCIÓN A LA PÉRDIDA • Conoce al artista Pecos Pryor •

WESTMONT RIDLEY-TREE MUSEUM OF ART:

Marie Schoeff: Amplifying the Between ~ Jan 13- Mar 26 • 805-565-6162 • M-F 10-4 • www.westmont.edu/museum WILDLING MUSEUM: Close to Home, Three Printmakers: Claudia Borfiga, Karen Schroeder, and Sara Woodburn ~ Feb 22 • 1511 B Mission Dr, Solvang • www.wildlingmuseum.org

SYV HISTORICAL MUSEUM & CARRIAGE HOUSE: Art Of The Western Saddle; Tales From Mattei’s Tavern • 3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez • Sa, Su 12-4 • 805-688-7889 • www.santaynezmuseum.org THOMAS REYNOLDS GALLERY: The Art of California • Th-Sat 12-5 & By Appt • www.thomasreynolds.com

UCSB LIBRARY: A Call to Action: Documenting

Architectural Foundation Gallery, 229 E Victoria St. • Gratis • 5-7pm viernes, 1/7.

ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OPENING RECEPTION •

Reception with artists of this members’ exhibition • REH GraySpace, 219 Gray Ave • Free • 4-7:30pm Sa, 1/8.

RECEPCIÓN DE INAUGURACIÓN DEL DÉCIMO ANIVERSARIO DEL COLECTIVO DE ARTE ABSTRACTO • Recepción con artistas de

la exposición de estos miembros • REH GraySpace, 219 Gray Ave • Gratis • 4-7:30pm sábado, 1/8. STUDIO SUNDAY ~ SKETCHING • Inspired by Jane Wilbraham’s sculpture Index • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Ctr • Free • www.sbma.net • 1:30-4:30pm Su, 1/9. ESTUDIO DEL DOMINGO ~ BOCETOS • Inspirado en el índice de esculturas de Jane Wilbraham • SB Museum of Art, Family Resource Ctr • Gratis • www.sbma.net • 1:30-4:30pm domingo, 1/9. SB Museum of Art Ridley-Tree Education Center • $300 members, $350 general • https://tinyurl.com/yyja2b5s • 3:30-5:30pm Tu, 1/11-3/8.

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Meet artist Pecos Pryor • Architectural Foundation Gallery, 229 E Victoria St. • Free • 5-7pm Fr, 1/7.

WINTER AFTER-SCHOOL CLASS: MATERIALS MIX UP • Mixed media art class, ages 5-12 •

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Clase de arte de técnica mixta, de 5 a 12 años • Centro Educativo Ridley-Tree del Museo de Arte SB • $300 miembros, $350 general • https://tinyurl.com/yyja2b5s • 3:30-5:30pm martes, 1/11-3/8.

Art Events Eventos de Arte SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES • Draw inspired

by displayed art • SB Museum of Art • Free • https://tinyurl.com/bdfx77sf • 5:30pm Th, 1/13.

DIBUJAR EN LAS GALERÍAS

Dibuja inspirado en el arte expuesto • SB Museum of Art • Gratis • https://tinyurl. com/bdfx77sf • 5:30pm jueves, 1/13. ARTISTS RECEPTION: THE ABSTRACT 9 • Meet nine local artists at their exhibition • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Free • 4:306pm Fr, 1/14. RECEPCIÓN DE ARTISTAS: THE ABSTRACT 9

Conoce a nueve artistas locales en su exhibición • SB Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Rd. • Gratis • 4:30-6pm viernes, 1/14. SB ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW • Special MLK Jr.

weekend Saturday show • City of SB • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. • Free • 10am-5pm Sa, 1/15. ALSO: Local artists & artisans • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm Sundays.

EXPOSICIÓN DE ARTES Y ARTESANIAS SB

Exposición especial de sábado del fin de semana de MLK Jr. • Ciudad de SB • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. • Gratis, 1/15. Además: De artistas y artesanos locales • 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., SB • 10am-5pm los domingos.


Santa Barbara’s

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ST THURSDAY is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara that takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Participating art venues offer free access to art in a fun and social environment from 5-8pm. 1st Thursday venues also provide additional attractions, such as live music, artist receptions, lectures, wine tastings, and hands-on activities. Additionally, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive activities.

Galleries, Museums, & Art Venues ❶ SBIFF’S SANTA BARBARA FILMMAKER SCREENING SERIES •

SBIFF Eduction Center, 1330 State St. • Featuring Alex Astrella’s UNDERDOGS. At the California Men’s Colony, a special connection forms between dogs training to be service animals and their inmate handlers. Showtimes every 30 minutes (5:30-7:30pm). Runtime: 16 min.

❷ SANTA BARBARA FINE ART • 1321

State St., 805-845-4270 • Painting the Light by Original Oak Group member and renowned Santa Barbara landscape artist, Richard Schloss. Also works by some of Santa Barbara’s best local landscape artists, including 13 Oak Group members. Champagne & wine. Live music by Bruce Goldish.

MAUNE CONTEMPORARY • 1309 State St. • Maune Contemporary to offer a sneak peak of its new gallery opening & showcase an array of works from its artist roster. Located in the Art District. Helmed by husband-and-wife Heidi and Ramsey Maune, the new gallery will open in February 2022.

DOMECÍL • 1221 State St., Suite 7 • Local figurative artist Hannah Jaffe, exhibiting her original paintings based on the female form. Post classical pianist and composer John Campbell will perform original music (on the hour, beginning at 5pm). Stop by to shop the work of local artisans, all in the heart of beautiful Victoria Court.

❺ LONETREE • 1221 State St., Suite

24, 805-892-7335 • Grand Opening of LONETREE in Victoria Court, a new home furnishings store owned by interior and furniture designer Michelle Beamer. We will be pouring Kompas Club wines and showcasing new sofas, lighting, case pieces, art, and more!

ROAR & POUR 1212 State St., 805-8992222 • In collaboration with The Granada Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara, and The Good Lion, Roar & Pour is where downtown Santa Barbara meets the best of local musical talent and delicious cocktails! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a swinging good time with the acoustic jazz sounds of Souriez (6-8pm).

10 WEST GALLERY • 10 West Anapamu St., 805-770-7711 • This is the last week of our holiday all-member exhibition featuring the 28 contemporary artists represented by 10 West Gallery, plus fine-art pottery from Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Pottery prices are reduced during the final 10 days of the show ending on January 10th.

SULLIVAN GOSS – AN AMERICAN GALLERY • 11 East Anapamu St., 805-730-1460 • Sullivan Goss celebrates the opening of their newest show, Juxtaposed, highlighting artworks in pairs, where works shown together are greater than the sum of their parts. Also on view, 100 GRAND: 100 Works for $1,000 or Less; and our Winter Salon exhibitions.

CRUSH BAR & TAP • 1129 State St., Suite A, 805-770-8077 • At Crush Bar we strive to provide a safe, inclusive, loving, and

January 6th • 5-8pm

respectful space for all to gather and enjoy. Join us for our monthly 1st Thursday. Come try locally sourced bites, participate in our rainbow social, sing karaoke, and enjoy our all-day happy hour. We hope you will come by to relax, have a drink, and be a part of the fun!

10 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART • 1130 State St., 805-9634364 • Bring the whole family to enjoy a Teaching Artist-led activity in the Museum’s Family Resource Center (5:30-7:30pm). Create an abstract painted collage composition inspired by Frederick Hammersley’s In the Pink (1964). Afterward, enjoy the galleries until 8pm. Free! 11 FAULKNER GALLERY - WEST • 40 East Anapamu St., in the SB Public Library • Please join us in the west Faulkner side gallery to view Characters, etc., a collection of figurative paintings and ink drawings by Richard Six. Gallery open for viewing during normal Library hours. Enjoy a reception with the artist during January 1st Thursday. 12 WATERHOUSE GALLERY •1114 State St., La Arcada Court #9, 805-962-8885 • The Gallery features figurative works, interiors, and cityscapes, by some of today’s finest nationally known local and Oak Group artists. Enjoy works by Ray Hunter, Derek Harrison. Wyllis Heaton, Camille Dellar, Ann Sanders, Thomas Van Stein, Nancy Davidson, Rick Garcia, Ellie Freudenstein, and Ralph Waterhouse. Live demonstration by Ralph Waterhouse (5:45pm).

10 Create an abstract painted collage composition inspired by Frederick Hammersley’s In the Pink (1964) in a Teaching Artist-led activity at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Family Resource Center (5:30 - 7:30pm) and then explore the Museum’s galleries. St., 805-966-7029 • Featured artist Bobby Williams has been oil painting for 20 years. Moving to California he was inspired by the vast valleys and seascapes. His current artwork is divided into three oil painting series called Pillars, Fruits of Labor, and Omniscient.

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MINDFUL BARBELL • 414 Chapala St., Suite 100 B, 805-6137450 • An evening of local wine, fine art, and live music. The unique fitness space and training philosophy empowers women of all shapes and athletic ability. Featuring Hannah of Huny’s artwork celebrating the strength & beauty of the female form in all phases of life. SOURIEZ • 1212 State St., 6-8pm • Enjoy the acoustic jazz sound of the band Souriez performing at Roar & Pour. Drawing inspiration from the jazz of the Hot Club of Paris and the pre-war jazz of the U.S., Souriez plays music for everyone. They want nothing more than to make their audience smile (souriez) and have a good time. 1ST THURSDAY AFTER HOURS • The Good Lion, 1212 State St. • After partaking in the art and cultural happenings at your favorite 1st Thursday venues, head over to The Good Lion for the official 1st THURSDAY AFTERHOURS party. Enjoy a delicious craft cocktail , relax with loved ones, and listen to some great tunes ( 21 + only).

Santa Barbara Art Crawl • 1130 State St, 5:30 pm • One of Unfolding by Joan Rosenberg-Dent, 13 GALLERY • 113 Art Crawl’s original founders, Andi porcelain on wood panel at 10 West Gallery 1114 State St., La Arcada Garcia is a passionate warrior for Court #8, 805-965-6611 • Santa Barbara arts. She tracks Members of the Santa down hidden gems and off-theBarbara Art Assn exhibit here. The Artist of beaten-track locations for this curated Art Crawl. Meet Andi at the the Month is Katherine Murray-Morse and front steps at SBMA and wear comfy shoes so you can crawl in the Featured Artists are Karen Glancy, comfort. Mary-Gail King, Lily Sanders, and Katy Zappala and many other artists from the 500 membership.

14 SANTA BARBARA TRAVEL BUREAU • 1028 State St., 805-966-3116 • Stop by Santa Barbara Travel to snack, sip, and build your dream trip ! Love wine and love to travel? This event is for you! Special presentations and discounts on wine themed travel. Speak with experienced travel advisors and get all your travel questions answered. 15 MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA • 653 Paseo Nuevo Terrace, 805-966-5373 • Contemporary art. Cocktails. Local DJs. Interactive art experiences. Enjoy Curated Cocktails at MCASB inspired by the current exhibition Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters. Delicious drinks, art activities, and a live DJ make for a memorable evening. 16 IDYLL MERCANTILE •703 Chapala St. • Let’s ring in the new year with local art and live music! We will be serving beer and wine, and celebrating the many makers in our community. We look forward to seeing you! *Please bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, from within 3 days of the event* 17 LA PALOMA CAFÉ • 702 Anacapa

Souriez will play at the Roar & Pour. Let yourself smile... stop by and enjoy some hot jazz.


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